Dr. Cynthia Boyd (John Hopkins), Dr. Tracy Lustig (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine), and Dr. Carla Perissinotto (UCSF) will overview the mental health impacts of social isolation and loneliness in older adults. These senior experts will also offer strategies from an individual to a population health level to mitigate the impacts.
Dr. Jaleel Abdul-Adil (University of Illinois) and Joseph Archer (Rush University Medical Center) will overview the impacts of remote learning and community violence on mental health the last year has had on families. Courtney Johnson (NAMI-Chicago) will share strategies for managing stress families can practice just in time for Spring Break.
Nearly one-year into the COVID-19 Pandemic, hope is on the horizon in the form of the COVID vaccines. Dr. Michael Lin, an infectious disease physician and Hospital Epidemiologist with Rush University Medical Center, is going to discuss the importance of the COVID vaccines, how vaccines work, and answer lingering questions you may have about the vaccines and the pandemic. Continue reading “COVID Vaccines: Fact vs. Fiction”
Dr. Livia Tomova (University of Cambridge) will share the research on the effects of acute social isolation on the brain. Ornella Razetto, Social Services Manager for Community Health in Chicagoland, will discuss the impact of social isolation and loneliness on mental health and offer strategies for coping with the blues.
In launching the new series Mental Help series, C2ST is pleased to partner LIVE with research experts and practitioners to offer support to specific communities such as the elderly, families, and professionals. In the first program, we discuss bias, collective trauma and offer strategies for managing stress during COVID-19 and beyond.
Dr. Charles Macal shares how his work has helped predict the spread of COVID, and how modeling is an important tool for stopping future pandemics. COVID-19 has been dominating our lives and the news for more than a year now. Behind those news stories were scientists from a wide variety of fields working together to understand the virus, how it spread, and how best to beat it. Continue reading “Modeling Chicago for the COVID-19 Pandemic”